German Extended Essay - GE580

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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5 15 (7.5) DR HMA Kunzelmann
Canterbury Spring
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5 15 (7.5) DR HMA Kunzelmann


Prerequisite: GRMN3010 – German Language Level B1; or equivalent Level B1 of CEFR must be demonstrated.





Each extended essay will require a different programme of study, depending on the topic (chosen by the student in close consultation with the supervisor). Typically, the work will be divided into three periods: (1) gathering information and identifying the essay's exact focus, (2) writing up individual chapters and discussing these with a supervisor, and (3) putting the extended essay into its final form and observing the conventions necessary for this type of work.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 6
Private Study Hours: 144
Total Study Hours: 150


Available in both Autumn or Spring Term

Method of assessment

• Extended Essay (7,000 words) – 100%

Preliminary reading

Indicative Reading List

This will vary in accordance with the chosen topic.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Undertake extensive pieces of analytical and critical writing about German culture and literature;
8.2 Carry out detailed analysis of a German author, cultural theme or works;
8.3 Engage in close reading and critical evaluation of films, literary works or historical texts in German;
8.4 Engage in independent research about German culture and literature.

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